The Crayon Factory

I took a little creative liberty with the title of this post, courtesy of my niece. The official name of the place in question is the Crayola Experience. It is located just about 20 minutes from my house, so I was happy to bring my sisters, brother-in-law, and niece there for a morning of colorful…

It’s Bobsled Time!

Happy Olympic season everyone! As a sports fan, the Olympics are a really fun time for me and I truly look forward to them every two years. It is a chance to give some unique sports the spotlight for a little while and get everyone feeling extra patriotic. The summer games are great because it…

The Peep Drop

Happy new year! We welcomed 2018 with a pretty laid-back celebration that included champagne, rum cake, warm blankets, and puppy cuddles- all in between some major kitchen organization and shelf building. Early in the evening of December 31st, however, we ventured out in the cold to see the Peep Drop. Peeps, those iconic marshmallow and…

Snapshots of NYC

My husband’s work-related travel often takes him far and wide, but lately he has been in Queens, NY, a bit closer to home. I had one day off that would expire at the end of the year, so I decided to use it to extend a cold December weekend and make a little mini-break out…

Weathering Winter Storm Jonas

24 inches of snow fell onto my neighborhood between late Friday night and early Sunday morning. My snowy Saturday was cozy as anything, with power, heat, and hot water staying on at full force. I got so much done, including two loads of laundry, a full kitchen organization, a big batch of lunches for the…